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Reach and re-creation

Regional TAFE institute’s plans for growth and adaptation give energetic new meaning to ‘a little R&R’. By Kerry Penton. My institute has 19 campuses spread across 154,000 square kilometres and I’m passionate about engaging local people to hear firsthand the ...

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SCULL or SKULL

Despite different spellings, scull and skull can express the same meaning when – as verbs – they take a beer or two as their grammatical object. They are variants of skol, the Scandinavian toast used by English-speaking drinkers everywhere who ...

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RMIT adds Robert Connolly

Writer, director and producer Robert Connolly has been appointed adjunct professor media at RMIT University. Connolly is one of Australia’s most highly regarded writing, directing and producing talents, with credits including The Bank, The Boys, Three Dollars, Balibo, Underground: The ...

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New head of VU Foundation

Victoria University has elected Dr Susan Alberti as the new chair of the Victoria University Foundation. VU vice-chancellor professor Peter Dawkins said, “Dr Alberti has been a director of the Victoria University Foundation for a number of years. “She takes ...

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UQ names deputy chancellor

Dr Jane Wilson has been announced as the University of Queensland’s new deputy chancellor. The 22-member UQ Senate elected Wilson to the position on February 27. Her term will run from 2014 to 2017. The appointment follows the retirement of ...

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Southern Cross picks chancellor

Southern Cross University has announced Nick Burton Taylor its chancellor. Burton Taylor is a successful businessman with a strong interest in agriculture and regional and small business. His longstanding commitment to rural communities includes his role as founding chairman of ...

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Monash picks research institute chief

Monash University announced the appointment of professor Aibing Yu as pro vice-chancellor and president of its new Monash University-Southeast University Joint Research Institute in Suzhou, China. Professor Yu joins Monash from the University of New South Wales, where he is ...

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UQ names HASS leader

A globally renowned foreign policy, human rights and international relations scholar has officially joined UQ as executive dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences (HASS). Professor Tim Dunne has more than 20 years of experience as a researcher, educator ...

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It’s hip to be postgrad

Advanced degrees just keep gaining in popularity and there is evidence they still help job prospects – for now. By Dallas Bastian. There has been huge growth in the number of people undertaking postgraduate studies as bachelor’s degrees lose value ...

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Little obstacles add up

It’s easy for potential overseas students to become disenchanted with the Australian regime’s hassle and expense. By Phil Honeywood. With a new federal government, appropriately, there has been a great deal of focus on the realignment of government departments and ...

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